Liberty Global offers full connected TV service with Horizon Gateway

Monday 12 September 2011 | 16:02 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
Liberty Global thinks it has a 'Google killer' in house, but that's still a bit premature. Google is working on version 2 of its Google TV software and has strong partners, including Sony and soon Motorola Mobility. (Note however that the UPC network is only open to 'UPC certified decoders'). Whatever the case, TV operators such as UPC as well as KPN have competition from a completely different direction: TV manufacturers with their own platforms, such as Panasonic, LG, Samsung and Philips. And there's also the Yahoo! platform (with several TV makers as partners), the independent providers

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Apple / Boxee / Comcast / DirecTV / Google / Intel / Ioko / Kit Digital / KPN / Kudelski Group / LG / Liberty Global / Motorola Mobility / Nagravision / NDS / News Corp / Panasonic / Philips / Samsung / Sony / thePlatform / UPC / UPC Netherlands / Yahoo! / Ziggo
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